If the purpose of change is to excise classified, proprietary, or confidential information, the student should fill out the application form at https: Students and supervisors should vet thesis content carefully before submission to avoid both scenarios whenever possible. Students receiving advanced degrees from MIT are required to pay a library processing fee: Undergraduate students do not pay a processing fee. Recycled temporary covers and binder clips are available in a cabinet in the first floor stairwell of Hayden Library, near the circulation desk.
The front cover should be labeled with the following information: The MIT Libraries pay for the binding of theses retained in their collection. The Institute's policy concerning ownership of thesis copyright is covered in Rules and Regulations of the Faculty , 2. The following are guidelines to assist the student in determining who holds ownership of the thesis copyright:.
In general, students may retain ownership of thesis copyrights when the only form of support is a teaching assistantships the duties of which do not include research activities and b NSF and NIH traineeships and fellowships although the trainee or fellow may be required to grant certain publishing rights to NSF or NIH.
Actual determination of a student's status is made by reference to the account from which the student receives support. Questions regarding restrictions imposed on any of the Institute's facilities or equipment may be addressed to the administrative officer of the laboratory or department or to the appropriate contract administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs http: Specific questions on permission to copyright should be referred to the Technology Licensing Office , tlo mit.
When copyright ownership is held by the student, the student must, as condition of a degree award, grant royalty-free permission to the Institute to reproduce and publicly distribute copies of the thesis, and must place the following legend on the thesis title page: When copyright is held by the Institute, students and third parties should contact the MIT Technology Licensing Office , tlo mit.
Any further publication of the thesis in whole or in part shall be made only with the authorization of the Technology Licensing Office, in consultation with the head of the department or course in which the student was registered when the thesis was accepted. Students may request a waiver of Institute copyright by written application to the Institute's Technology Licensing Office http: The student must also place the legend above on the thesis title page.
Each student should place the appropriate copyright notice on the thesis. Copyright notice consists of four elements:. See sample title pages. A copyright notice should also appear on any non-paper material e. Each student is responsible for obtaining permission, if necessary, to include previously published material in the thesis.
This applies to most third-party materials i. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher to include the article, or any portion of it, in the thesis. Similarly, permission must be obtained to include papers written while the student was employed by a commercial company or non-profit organization if title belongs to the company or organization. A sample permission letter can be obtained from the Office of the General Counsel https: If the student knows, prior to publication or employment, that such material will be included in a thesis, he or she may wish to retain title to the material or to reserve sufficient rights to use the material.
Thesis research should be undertaken in light of MIT's policy of open research and the free interchange of information. Written notification of patent holds and other restrictions must reach the Institute Archives before the thesis in question is received, since under normal circumstances all theses are open and available for public inspection once they have been received by the Archives.
When there is good reason for delaying the distribution of a thesis, the procedures below should be followed. For additional details on procedures for temporary restrictions, please see Graduate Policies and Procedures at http: If so, the Technology Licensing Office will notify the Institute Archives, and the thesis will be withheld from distribution for up to 90 days.
If an extension is required, application must be made to the Vice President for Research, who will inform the Archives if an extension is approved. Undergraduate students should follow instructions found here: Graduate students should follow instructions found here: If the hold is granted, the Vice Chancellor will inform the Archives, and the thesis will be withheld for a period of 90 days.
If an extension is required, application must be made to the Vice President for Research. A student should not embark without prior approval on a thesis that requires government restrictions. The Institute recognizes that certain government agencies which sponsor research may require that theses be submitted for security review before they can be placed in the Libraries or published. Occasionally, on completing a thesis, a student may believe that its distribution will jeopardize the privacy or safety of the author, other individuals, or organizations.
If the thesis cannot be rewritten to remove the problematic material, the author and supervisor should submit the thesis to the director of the program, who will prepare a recommendation for the Vice Chancellor, who will then consult with the Vice President for Research.
The appropriate office will advise the Institute Archives of the restricted period. In all cases the restricted period should be kept to a minimum. The title page is always considered to be page 1, and every page must be included in the count regardless of whether a number is physically printed on a page.
The entire thesis including title page, prefatory material, illustrations, and all text and appendices must be paginated in one consecutive numbering sequence. Theses should be prepared double-sided whenever possible.
In a double-sided thesis, both sides of every page starting with the title page and including any pages that have been left blank must be accounted for in the numbering sequence.
Therefore, in a double-sided thesis, odd-numbered pages are always on the right and even-numbered pages on the left. Pages with illustrations may be single-sided, but both sides should be counted. Single-sided theses should be numbered only on the front of every sheet. When using thesis templates on Athena, use caution and verify that the pagination requirements are being met. Your work will be a more valuable research tool for other scholars if it can be located easily.
Search engines use the words in the title, and sometimes other descriptive words, to locate works. The title page of the first copy must bear the original signatures of the author, supervisor, and chairman; a photocopy of the signed title page is acceptable for the second copy. The title page should contain the title, name of the author, previous degrees, the degree s to be awarded at MIT, the date the degree s will be conferred June, September, or February only , copyright notice, and appropriate names and signatures.
Each thesis offered for a graduate degree must include an abstract, preferably one single-spaced page, but never more than two pages generally less than words. The abstract should be thought of as a brief descriptive summary rather than a lengthy introduction to the thesis.
Doctoral candidates should keep their abstracts under words. Databases such as PQDT provide full-text searching of abstracts, so the presence of significant key words in a short abstract will facilitate access. The abstract should immediately follow the title page. Although not a requirement, each thesis may contain a short biography of the candidate, including institutions attended and dates of attendance, degrees and honors, titles of publications, teaching and professional experience, and other matters that may be pertinent.
An acknowledgment page may also be included. These sections may be single-spaced. Please note that your thesis will be publicly available online at DSpace MIT, which is regularly crawled and indexed by Google and other search-engine providers. The style of quotations, footnotes, and bibliographic references may be prescribed by your department. If your department does not prescribe a style or specify a style manual, choose one and be consistent.
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This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT's DSpace contains more than 40, theses completed at MIT.
Find: Paper and microfiche: Search the library catalog, Barton. Digital: Search MIT Theses in DSpace.. DSpace does NOT contain the complete collection of MIT theses. Use Barton to search for all MIT theses.; Recently submitted: Contact Institute Archives if the thesis is not found in Barton.. Theses are received one month after degrees are .
[email protected] is a growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses, and more. End-user downloads of the items regularly exceed one million per month. MIT Open Access Articles The MIT Open Access Articles Collection contains. Need an MIT thesis? MIT dissertations and theses are NOT included in the ProQuest database. Find the thesis you are looking for in the Barton catalog (search by author, supervisor, department and more).
[email protected] contains more than 44, selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. The [email protected] thesis community does not contain all MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT theses in the [email protected] thesis community are openly accessible to. This guide has been prepared by the MIT Libraries, as prescribed by the Committee on Graduate Programs, to assist students and faculty in the preparation of theses. The Institute is committed to the preservation of each student's thesis because it is both a requirement for the MIT degree and a.